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Our highly experienced team of attorneys delivers successful results to countless clients in Maryland, Washington D.C. and Virginia, in the full range of family law matters, including separation and divorce, child custody and support, alimony, property division, domestic violence, guardianships, adoptions and surrogacies, premarital agreements and international family law matters. We are premier family law practitioners in trial and appellate courts throughout the region, regularly recognized by publications including Washingtonian Magazine, Bethesda Magazine, Best Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, Super Lawyers, Avvo, and Worth Magazine.

We are attentive, responsive and available for our clients. We recognize the intimate and emotional nature of family law matters, and we are committed to preserving our clients’ confidentiality and privacy.

Each family law matter has its own specific and unique needs. We work to craft the best strategic approach for each individual client. Circumstances of individual cases often intersect with other laws, regulations, policies and procedures, which can affect how a matter must be managed to assure the best possible outcome to our clients.

Our domestic attorneys identify the areas where family law and other laws overlap, and draw upon the experience of nearly 100 Shulman Rogers colleagues who are recognized for their experience in matters involving business ownershipcriminal lawERISAexecutive compensationimmigration lawintellectual property rightsinternational lawreal estatetax considerations and laws, and trusts and estates.

Our attorneys are routinely recognized and awarded for their legal excellence. Some of their honors include:

Hadrian Hatfield

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV rating
  • Super Lawyers Maryland and Washington DC
  • Washington D.C.’s “Best Lawyers, A Comprehensive Guide to the Area’s Top Attorneys”, featured in The Washington Post Magazine
  • Washingtonian Magazine’s “Washington’s Top Lawyers”
  • The Best Lawyers in America®

Heather Mehigan

  • Super Lawyers Maryland and Washington DC

Geoffrey Platnick

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating
  • Super Lawyers Maryland Rising Star
  • Top Divorce Attorney, Bethesda Magazine
  • The Best Lawyers in America®
  • Washington D.C.’s “Best Lawyers, A Comprehensive Guide to the Area’s Top Attorneys”, featured in The Washington Post Magazine

Scott Strickler

  • Super Lawyers Maryland and Washington DC
  • Washington D.C.’s “Best Lawyers, A Comprehensive Guide to the Area’s Top Attorneys”, featured in The Washington Post Magazine
  • Washingtonian Magazine’s “Washington’s Top Lawyers”
  • The Best Lawyers in America®
  • Top Divorce Attorney, Bethesda Magazine

Featured Video: What Are The Differences Between Joint And Sole Custody?

Video Library

Can A Court Order A Spouse To Transfer Property To The Other At The Time Of Divorce?

Can A Prenuptial Or Postnuptial Agreement Override Normal Property Division And Support Rules?

Can My Child’s Preference Be Considered During A Custody Case?

Can The Court Order My Spouse Or Me To Pay For Our Children’s College?

Can The Court Order Parents To Pay For Private School?

Do I Need To Hire A Private Investigator For My Divorce?

Does Adultery Impact A Child Custody Case?

Does Fault Impact The Financial Aspects Of A Divorce Case?

How Are Retirement Accounts Divided During Divorce?

How Are Valuable, Tangible Assets Valued During A Divorce?

How Can Our Assets Be Fairly Divided During Divorce?

How Do Child Support Guidelines Work?

How Does The Court Determine Whether To Award Alimony?

How Does The Court Value Marital Property?

How Much Does A Typical Divorce Cost?

Is Maryland An Equitable-Distribution Or A Community-Property State?

What Are My Rights In A Divorce?

What Are The Differences Between Joint And Sole Custody?

What Are The Different Options For Resolving Issues In A Divorce Case?

What Can I Do To Protect Against My Children Being Taken To Another Country By Their Other Parent?

What Can I Do To Reduce My Divorce Costs?

What Does The Court Do In A Divorce Case When One Spouse Owns A Business?

What Happens If Divorcing Spouses Want To Keep The Same Property?

What Is An International Divorce?

What Is Mediation?

What Is The Difference Between Marital And Non-Marital Property?

What Steps Can You Take To Preserve Your Inheritance During Divorce?

What Will The Court Do With A Jointly Owned House In A Divorce?

When Can I Get Divorced In The United States?

When Might I Need A Prenuptial Agreement?

Will I Lose My Divorce Case If I Leave The House?

Will It Hurt My Divorce If I Am In Therapy?